An Indian restaurant in Beddington is among five local businesses which have been fined thousands for employing illegal workers.

According to the Government’s quarterly round-up - which is updated every three months – five local businesses have had penalties issued for use of illegal workers. 

Asif Balti House (run by Akmp Foods Limited), at 4 The Broadway in Beddington, has been fined £10,000. 

Care Solutions Recruitment Agency and Divine Motions Healthcare Services Ltd, both at the Square Root Business Centre on Windmill Road in Croydon were fined £15,000 each.

Careessence Limited, at 919 Brighton Road in Purley, was fined £15,000.

Coach House Cafe at Coombe Wood on Condruit Lane in Croydon, operated by Green Bistro Ltd, was fined £10,000.

Vi Nails, at 38 Church Street in Croydon, was fined a huge £45,000.

The Home Office releases the data into the public record four times per year, and the latest data relates to the period of October to December 2022. 

According to the Government, there can be severe penalties for employing individuals who do not have the right to work. says: "You can be sent to jail for 5 years and pay an unlimited fine if you’re found guilty of employing someone who you knew or had ‘reasonable cause to believe’ did not have the right to work in the UK.” 

This includes, for example, if you had any reason to believe that: 

They did not have leave (permission) to enter or remain in the UK 

Their leave had expired 

They were not allowed to do certain types of work 

Their papers were incorrect or false